Nagpur: In a major twist to the murder of Chandrapur college Principal Moreshwar Wankhede, it has come to the fore that his wife herself gave “supari” (contract) to eliminate her husband over domestic feud.
Cracking the murder within 24 hours, cops have arrested the accused wife Anita Wankhede, married daughter Sayali and her friend Shubham Sahare. Moreshwar was found murdered with his throat slit in the wee hours of Friday. Rs 4 lakh ‘Supari’ was reportedly given by the accused Anita Wankhede for the task. Two more persons who carried out the task have also been arrested, according to unconfirmed sources.
Moreshwar Madhavrao Wankhede (61), resident of Narendra Nagar, was Principal at Khatri Arts and Commerce College in Tukumb area of Chandrapur. On Friday, he left the house at 4.15 am to board a train for Chandrapur. While passing-by NEERI gate on Wardha Road, the unidentified assailant(s) stopped Wankhede and slit his throat with sharp-edged weapon. He died at the spot due to heavy blood loss. The murder came to fore after the security guard of NEERI noticed the body. He alerted police control room. Night patrolling team of Bajaj Nagar Police Station visited the spot and informed senior police officers.
A senior police officer informed that they were investigating the case on three angles — personal enmity, robbery attempt and family disputes. The personal enmity angles will be investigated after scanning mobile phone records and interrogation of the friend circle of the deceased. The cops have checked active criminals in nearby area to trace robbery angle. The family dispute angle would be checked only after the funeral of the departed soul. A police officer said that clue of robbery angle was not obtained so far. Cops are focusing on the angle of family disputes after learning about estranged relations between the couple.